Daily Journal masthead

Police: Hamden man, 64, threatened to send bomb to insurance business in Hartford

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

HARTFORD, Connecticut — A 64-year-old man was arrested after police say he threatened to send a bomb to a business in downtown Hartford.

Police say they received a report around 4:50 p.m. Thursday that a caller repeatedly asked an insurance specialist at Access Health Care for the address of the Prudential Financial building.

Police say when the specialist asked what the Hamden man wanted to send, he said "a bomb" and then hung up.

Investigators responded to the scene and used the specialist's account records to identify the man as Gary Leiderman.

Police have charged Leiderman with first-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. He is being held on a $75,000 bond. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.